Lakers Reportedly Moving On from Contract Talks with Tyronn Lue

Lakers Reportedly Moving On from Contract Talks with Tyronn Lue

The latest round of allegations and rumors stemmed from the Lakers and Tyronn Lue ending talks that would have made Lue the Lakers' next coach. And much of the blame should be laid at the organization's feet. Smith explained on Wednesday that Lue was looking for a five-year deal instead of the three-year offer he received.

Rob Pelinka's Lakers coaching search isn't exactly going as hoped. It is extremely odd that this would happen, because it's had to imagine what direction Los Angeles would turn in if Lue fell through.

Just last week, it appeared LeBron James and the Lakers were on their way to hiring Ty Lue to be their next coach. He and James teamed to lead Cleveland to the 2016 National Basketball Association title as well as Finals appearances in "17 and '18".

The Lakers are looking to replace Luke Walton, who was sacked after three seasons with the team.

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Lue thought he should be paid like he was paid in Cleveland, where he had LeBron and he took teams to the Finals in three straight years, with a 2016 title mixed in.

The Lakers have already reportedly interviewed Kidd for the position, as well as Miami Heat assistant Juwan Howard, and now it looks like they will include a trio of former head coaches in Lionel Hollins, Frank Vogel and Mike Woodson, says The Athletic's Shams Charania. "Lue was sacked after Cleveland's 0-6 start this season, the Cavs" first since James left for the Lakers in free agency last summer.

Smith reported on Thursday that there are people close to Lakers owner Jeanie Buss who are advising her to trade LeBron. The Lakers need a new coach and should probably clean house in the front office.

"Nothing is out of bounds right now", Smith said.